Isabel and Annabel's Autism Fund
We are raising funds for our twin autistic girls for therapy, weighted blanket and other special needs testing. We appreciate your support.
My husband an I were with twins and were so excitedto b parents. We had our nursery ready for their arrival, names picked out and had taken all the baby safety classes for parents that were available. Five months in to my pregnancy I went in to labor while my husban was away at training preparing to deploy to Iraq. Alone at the hospital I gave birth to them but once the umbilical cord was cut with in a few minutes they went limp. All could hear was the staff rushing trying to work on them. I kept asking if they were ok. Finally a doctor had old me they didnt make it. I completely broke inside instantly and lost it. I was distraught that they sedated me. Thats all that I remember from the hospital.
A while later we tried again and found out we were going to have twin girls. I cannot tell you the excitement but also the ear that I had. I was so scared I would loose these babies too. I did everything possible to take care of myself. Thankfully since my husband was home more with a less crazy schedule he was able to be there a lot more to elp me when I idn't feel well. I got so big that I could not get in and out of bed on my own. We had a pull ou couch that was much lower to the groundand at five months that was the only thing that worked.
One night m husband and I were watching TV ( I was only 23.5 weeks pregnant ) and I was tired , quickly falling asleep then I felt the worst painsurge through me. I woke up my husband and told him I think my water broke. He got up moved the blanket to help me up and then his face turned white. He told me "Baby it's Blood". I rushed to the bathroom and that is the last thing I remember.
I had an abruption! My husband told me I had so much blood pouring out of me it was like free pouring a jug of milk. He had called 911 and our doctore. The ambulance arrived and the EMT said I had lost so much blood in such a short period of time even for an abruption. In the ambulance, on the way to the hospital they nearly lost all three of us twice. Iwas rushed in for an emergency C-Section. I was completely knocked out. They cut me open over two times the amount of a normal C-Section to get them out fast.
My babies were admitted to NICU for ove a month and I had three separate blood transfusions while I was in ICU which I was in for a week alone then I was finally moved to a regular room. Once I was able to understand an grasp what had happened from the doctore I was able to see my girls. He warned me though that both of my girls but Annabel more had aspirate a lot of blood into their lungs and the chance for brain damage for her was almos certian. They were not sure on how much Isabel was impacted. My heart sank. I felt as if it was my fault and I kept asking myself over and over what I did wrong.
Isabel Valenzuela weighed 4 lbs
Annabel Valenzuela weighed 3.14 lbs
Over the past six years ( born June, 11th, 2008 ) they had many delays and challenges that we take in stride but none of that matters because they are happy, loving an the gratest blessings I could ever ask for. Now we are working on getting additional treatment to help them. A lot of what they need is not covered by their insurance . This is the first time I ave ever done anything like this and we are doing our best to pay the majority ourselves. I am so greatful that something like this is out there that can help give my girls the best chance for an amazing future where they can have all the tools they need to thrive. To anyone who can support our cause I want to thank you in advance for having the heart to help my little girls.